About Respectrespect

Respect is the UK membership organisation for three specialist areas of work within the domestic violence sector.

We develop, deliver and support effective services for:

  • Male and female perpetrators of domestic violence
  • Male victims of domestic violence
  • Young people who use violence and abuse in close relationships

Since 2001, Respect has acted for change by promoting knowledge and research about domestic violence, influencing public policy and providing a national voice on men’s violence against women.

Our services include:

  • Providing specialist training courses
  • Giving support and resources for members
  • Developing work with young people
  • Managing the accreditation of perpetrator programmes across the UK.

We also run two helplines:

  • The Respect Phoneline – 0808 802 4040 – is a free phone helpline for domestic violence perpetrators and professionals who would like information about services for those using violence in their intimate partner relationships.
  • The Men’s Advice Line – 0808 801 0327 – is a free phone helpline offering confidential advice, support and information to male victims of domestic violence.

Both helplines are open between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Respect’s role within the Consortium

Respect is part of the ‘Support Services to Organisations’ strand (Ascent project), includes one to one support and pan London training.

Respect is also part of the ‘Domestic and Sexual Violence Helplines’ strand (Ascent project), working in partnership with other helplines to ensure effective and appropriate support is available to victims and survivors.

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